10 tips for finding time to read the Bible

Reading the Bible… For many this is easier said than done. If reading the Bible has been one of your missed resolutions for too long, try one or more of our tips.

As a young adult, you may have been an avid reader. You read it in a linear fashion, according to reading plans or with the help of a daily devotional… And then marriage, family and the whirlwind of life have led you to abandon this practice more and more. If you regret it, here are some little ones advices who can help you immerse yourself again in the Word of God and let yourself be transformed by it.

1. Make it a priority

Instead of watching the full season of your favorite series, enjoy just one episode and take the time lire your Bible. Or leave the TV off until you have read your Bible. If morning is the best time for you, maybe you should go to bed earlier so that you have no trouble waking up. May reading the Word become your priority.

2. Prefer quality over quantity

Sitting quietly for a few minutes or reading a few verses is better than never opening the Bible. Reading the Bible is like playing sports, it is better to do little than not at all. Commit to quality reading instead of focusing on quantity and falling short.

3. Listen instead of reading

Thanks to technology, there is no shortage of the means to receive the Word. You can now listen to the Bible on a CD, download a translation to your smartphone, and listen to it in transport or in the car.

4. Adopt a new routine

Human beings are beings of habit. If something has worked well in the past, we dare not try new things. If you have a habit of reading the Word in the morning, perhaps you should try reading in the evening or at lunchtime. Be prepared to adopt a different pace, which will renew your routine.

5. Change location

Maybe you need to find a different place to read the Bible? Why not try your reading in a cafe or in the park during your lunch break?

6. Choose a reading plan

Some things are easier to achieve when we do them with someone else. Find a friend, ask your spouse, or join a group whose participants commit to reading the Bible together. You can also use your phone to receive reminders and track your progress, according to your chosen reading plan.

7. Have your Bible in your pocket or in your bag

It is easy to have your Bible with you in digital version on a smartphone, or a pocket Bible that fits easily in a bag. Take advantage of the inactivity of the day to get your Bible out. Instead of scrolling through the social media feed, grab your Bible!

8. Memorize it

If you favor quality over quantity, here are some tips for memorizing the Word: start with a verse, familiarize yourself with the verse, read it in multiple translations, write it down, and put it somewhere where you will see it. often. Meditate on this word until it comes alive in your heart.

9. Make it a family affair

If you want our children to grow up in love for the Word, you must set an example. You can integrate your Bible study with family time. You could discuss a Bible story together for breakfast or dinner.

10. Become an expert

Don't shy away from the difficult books of the Bible, and don't overlook the sections you have read thousands of times. A verse can be transformative if your goal is to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. It's all about assimilating the Word, not setting a record for the number of times you've read it.

MAG

source: Crosswalk.com

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